Beechgrove host welcomes garden centres reopening

Ken Banks

BBC Scotland North East and Northern Isles reporter

Carole Baxter
Tern TV

One of the best-known faces of BBC Scotland's Beechgrove Garden series has said garden centres reopening in the first phase of lockdown easing will be "extremely important".

The popular TV show began in 1978, with Carole Baxter becoming a household name.

She said she would have liked garden centres to have re-opened even sooner.

The presenter said she hoped people turning to gardening during lockdown would see a new generation of fans.

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A 'reward' of fresh lettuce is left around town

Alex Pope

BBC News Online

Lettuce in a pot
Penrose Roots

A number of pots of lettuces have been placed around a town, so they can find a new home.

Penrose Roots runs a garden in Luton for people recovering from mental illness and it wants people to take a free pot as part of Mental Health Awareness Week, where the theme is kindness.

"Treat your lettuce with kindness and it in turn will reward you with fresh lettuce," the charity said.

It wants people to let them now how they are getting on by using the Twitter hashtag #lettucebekind.

"Perhaps the Roots to kindness can start with yourself", one of the tags on the pots said.